Sure the PQI mPack p600
already did all
that, but try getting one of those in the US. Cyberhome
has announced two new
media players, the PMP 4000
and PMP 7000
that both will feature 1080i playback
via a component output. Not satisfied? try MPEG 1/2/4, h.264, WMV, DivX and Xvid format support on for size.
Sounds nice, no word on the resolution of the screen itself, but besides the 20GB hard drive, the devices also read
SD cards, Memory Stick, MMC, Compact Flash and Smart Media cards. They support Windows Media DRM and can record video
directly to the device from an external source. The only difference between the two appears to be screen size, with the
4" PMP 4000 going on sale in January for $399, with the 7" 7000 to have a price and date TBA. For that, you
also get an external battery & DVD player (what, no Blu-ray?).
I'm sure we'll have more information on
this soon, they will be on display at CES in January. Steve Jobs are you listening?